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While a large portion of the intent of this Executive Order is on financial institution fraud, its action also includes online and internet based fraud and scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost.. It formalizes a United States Government Task Force to place new attention of all forms of fraud and scams across the board and empowers new actions and recommendations that should result in escalating enforcement.

Here Is The Full Text Of The Executive Order

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to strengthen the efforts of the Department of Justice and Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies to investigate and prosecute crimes of fraud committed against the U.S. Government or the American people, recover the proceeds of such crimes, and ensure just and effective punishment of those who perpetrate crimes of fraud, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Establishment.

The Attorney General shall establish within the Department of Justice a Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud (Task Force).

Sec2.  Membership and Operation.

(a)  The Task Force shall include the following members:

(i)     the Deputy Attorney General, who shall serve as the Chair;

(ii)    the Associate Attorney General, who shall serve as the Vice Chair;

(iii)   the Assistant Attorney General (CriminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. Division);

(iv)    the Assistant Attorney General (Civil Division);

(v)     the Assistant Attorney General (Tax Division);

(vi)    the Assistant Attorney General (Antitrust Division);

(vii)   the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;

(viii)  United States Attorneys designated by the Attorney General; and

(ix)    such other officers or employees of the Department of Justice as the Attorney General may from time to time designate.

(b)  The Deputy Attorney General shall convene and direct the work of the Task Force in fulfilling its functions under this order.  The Deputy Attorney General may permit, when appropriate, the designee of a member of the Task Force, including participants invited under section 3 of this order, to participate in lieu of the member or participant.  The Deputy Attorney General shall convene the Task Force at such times as the Deputy Attorney General deems